A driver who had been stopped for a "tinted window" violation took NYPD officers on a chase from the Upper East Side to the East Village, where police fired shots at the driver. One officer was injured when he was hit by the vehicle.
Update: The southbound FDR has been shutdown for the ongoing investigation. The suspect's vehicle has been located near Exit 5. pic.twitter.com/doRJsY4PUE
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Officers caught up with the car near 15th Street and FDR Drive. The driver reportedly hit an officer with a side rearview mirror while trying to flee again. Video shows officers firing at the car while it reverses:
No one appears to have been injured by the gunfire. The officer hit by the car was treated and released, an NYPD spokesperson said on Friday morning.
The vehicle, a black BMW with bulletholes, was found abandoned on the FDR near Houston Street.
The investigation is still ongoing.